No bail for one of two men charged with shooting at cops in Englewood

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Left: Rasheen Crenshaw; Right: Jeremy Watts. | Cook County sheriff’s office

A man previously convicted of assault to a police officer is among two charged with firing shots at Chicago Police officers during a foot chase Monday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Rasheen Crenshaw, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a gang member, according to Chicago Police.

Jeremy Watts, 23, is charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police said.

Officers heard shots fired in the 6100 block of South Laflin about 9:15 p.m. and saw two men running down the street with objects in their hands, police said.

The officers tried to stop them and began chasing them on foot, police said. There was an exchange of gunfire, but no one was struck.

An assisting officer suffered minor injuries during the chase, and was treated and released from a hospital, police said.

Crenshaw, of the 8400 block of South Escanaba, was denied bail on Wednesday and will next appear in court on May 26, court records show. Watts, of the 5300 block of South Bishop, was ordered held on a $500,000 bond on Tuesday and is scheduled to appear again Thursday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Crenshaw was convicted of aggravated assault to a police officer in April 2014, according to court records. He was released on nine months of probation but violated it in July 2014 when he was charged with battery, court records show. He was found guilty of the battery charge and sentenced to probation until February 2016.

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